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Local man saves another from river

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 10th, 2013




CASPER Quick thinking and river know-how from a Wheatland man saved another mans life this Fourth of July.

Oliver Ashenhurst, the manager of Platte River Raft N Reel in Casper, said hed gone to an area of the North Platte River near some small rapids to check on a co-worker when he saw another man screaming for help.

At first I thought he was joking, Ashenhurst said. The way the mans friends were behaving though, made it clear this was no joke.

Ashenhurst quickly gave his co-worker his three business phones, took off his shirt and ended up ripping his watch in his haste to dive in and save the man.



For the complete article see the 07-10-2013 issue.

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